LLL086 Todd Neufeld: Wherein Todd is a bad influence #podcast

Todd Neufeld holding couch

Todd Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Todd Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Todd and I sit down to chat after helping build a 5-story balloon sculpture and reminisce of our days twisting together in Boston; back when I was a clown and he was a law student. Todd tells me how we can make the world a better place and he solves my performance anxiety. We are too loud for Suzanne, and won’t let Mike in the room. We talk about “Lawyer school” and how Todd created Manager Sal. Todd dishes about twisting balloons at the White House. And he answers 10 questions.

Todd Neufeld

Todd “Twistin’ Todd” Neufeld is a professional balloon artist in New York City. He has been featured in many TV shows and magazines, at the White House, and most recently, on an episode of Lounging with LannaLee.

The 411: Todd Neufeld

LLL051 Suzanne Haring: In the Moment @TheSooziShow

Suzanne lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Suzanne lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Suzanne lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Here is the fifth part of a six-part series featuring those special people who make art and entertainment out of folding air into latex balloons. Our conversations centered on making a living doing art, how they started in the biz and their creative processes. Laypeople and twisters alike will enjoy these fantastic conversations.

Suzanne and Lanna talk about getting paid for their work, career trajectories, reinventing themselves, and being the funny girls. Daughter of an opera singer, Suzanne explains why she doesn’t sing. Lanna airs some dirty laundry. Suzanne chats about her time as a Clown in Residence at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. And she answers 10 questions.

Suzanne Haring

Suzanne Haring is The Soozi Show! Sheʼs been bringing her unique brand of entertainment to family & corporate events, movie premieres and festivals all around the world since 1982.

Soozi has entertained at parties for both the NY Yankees and the LA Angels playersʼ families (major rivals in… football is it?), performs in one-of-a-kind balloon body puppets on stilts (and once on a Segway!) at Disney Movie Premieres including Up, Wall-e, Ratatouille, & Pirates of the Caribbean 2, 3 & 4 (accidently blocking Johnny Depp’s entourage with her big-arse balloon ship). She is one of 60 multinational performers invited to entertain at the First 3 International Clown Festivals in Mainland China, has been the Production Manager for the world’s largest balloon art project – Airigami’s Balloon Manor (a 10,000sf haunted mansion built from over 100,000 balloons), entertained hundreds of hospitalized children with the award winning Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in NY, performed her Statue of Liberty on Stilts for the 2004 Republican National Convention, body painted models at The Playboy Mansion(!) and entertained at family parties for The Sultan of Brunei (and lived to tell about it!), Johnny Depp, Neil Patrick Harris and lots of other nice people.

Suzanne is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the world famous MAGIC CASTLE in Hollywood.

The 411: Suzanne Haring